This is the first time I’ll reblog a post rather than sharing a link. I’m interested to see how this works. The post is from Ben Lemon’s the-empty-stage.com, on capitalism and art. He shares “good advice from Neil Gaiman, by way of Drew McManus.” I’ll further describe Gaiman’s compelling commencement speech as seasoned encouragement for anyone–artist or not–determined to live authentically. And Drew McManus blogs weekly on arts management on his site called Adaptistration. Check out all these beautiful arts resources!

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Here’s a link to a terrific graduation speech by Neil Gaiman, entitled Make Good Art.  It’s approximately 19 very simple minutes on survival as a freelance artist in our culture.

Drew McManus writes a fantastic blog on Arts Management (specifically the orchestra business) called Adaptistration – the video is on his website.

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